Patient Stories

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Susan 2002 USA

“I was diagnosed with RA in the spring of 1996. I felt kind of tired and had very mild body aches. I had trouble with achilles tendonitis, but I attributed that to my gym work-outs.”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Dina 2002

“It all started when I was 9. I would have unidentified fevers, tiredness, and chills. After this I developed sinus allergies and sore throats. Then at 19, I got mono , that would not go”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Father Andrew 2002 ENG

“My move to a new house meant the need to decorate. I'd always considered myself reasonably fit and active, so the aches that developed whilst doing the painting and papering I passed off as nothing”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Martha 2001 USA

“One year ago I was having trouble walking. My right hand was curled into a ball and my fingers shifted to the side, my left hand was starting to follow the right. I could not”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rimma 2001 USA

“Medical internship. A time for 90 hour work weeks. A time for putting into practice all my medical school book-learning. A time for no sleep. And a time for phone calls from Mom. "What do”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rafael & Joan 2000

“Rafael, a psychology professor, began with symptoms around February 2000. At that time he had severe wrist pain alternating on both sides that would last 15-30 minutes at a time. It would recur at odd”